History Film / TheBirdcage

14th Dec '16 10:51:33 PM tropeminer
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** The Senator leading the "Coalition for Moral Order" is discovered dead in the bed of a prostitute. A black prostitute. Who is [[PaedoHunt underage]].

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** The Senator leading the "Coalition for Moral Order" is discovered dead in the bed of a prostitute. A black prostitute. Who is [[PaedoHunt underage]].
26th Nov '16 6:22:04 AM Morgenthaler
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'''''The Birdcage''''' is a 1996 comedy film directed by MikeNichols, and stars Creator/RobinWilliams, Nathan Lane, Creator/GeneHackman, Dianne Wiest, Dan Futterman, Calista Flockhart, Creator/HankAzaria and Christine Baranski. The script was written by Elaine May, and is a remake of the 1978 French film adaptation of ''[[Theatre/LaCageAuxFolles La Cage aux Folles]]'', which was created by Jean Poiret and Francis Veber, and starred Michel Serrault and Ugo Tognazzi.

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'''''The Birdcage''''' ''The Birdcage'' is a 1996 comedy film directed by MikeNichols, Creator/MikeNichols, and stars Creator/RobinWilliams, Nathan Lane, Creator/GeneHackman, Dianne Wiest, Dan Futterman, Calista Flockhart, Creator/HankAzaria and Christine Baranski. The script was written by Elaine May, and is a remake of the 1978 French film adaptation of ''[[Theatre/LaCageAuxFolles La Cage aux Folles]]'', which was created by Jean Poiret and Francis Veber, and starred Michel Serrault and Ugo Tognazzi.
6th Oct '16 7:44:07 PM tropeminer
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* HaveIMentionedIAmGay: At least, the Goldmans' home décor certainly does, what with statues of nude men, erectile figurines, homoerotic china and a portrait of a [[CrossDresser bald man in a dress]]. Not to mention Armand's phallic necklace chain and ... well ... Albert.
2nd Oct '16 12:55:06 PM NWolfman
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* LadyLooksLikeADude: [[spoiler: Barbara and her mother]] disguised as drag queens. [[spoiler: Mrs. Keeley]] can't ''quite'' pull it off, but [[spoiler: Barbara]] is skinny enough to appear androgynous.
2nd Oct '16 12:50:36 PM NWolfman
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* OutWithABang: Senator Jackson died while having sex with a prostitute. [[RefugeInAudacity Who was underage.]] [[ArsonMuderAndJaywalking And Black.]]

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* OutWithABang: Senator Jackson died while having sex with a prostitute. [[RefugeInAudacity Who was underage.]] [[ArsonMuderAndJaywalking [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And Black.]]
2nd Oct '16 12:50:09 PM NWolfman
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* TheOnner: The opening shot, through [[VisualEffectsOfAwesome the magic of dissolves]], combines a helicopter, crane and steady-cam shot into one continuous take which begins out over the ocean, goes through the streets of Miami, through the door of the nightclub and ends on Armand running about trying to keep everything under control.

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* TheOnner: TheOner: The opening shot, through [[VisualEffectsOfAwesome the magic of dissolves]], combines a helicopter, crane and steady-cam shot into one continuous take which begins out over the ocean, goes through the streets of Miami, through the door of the nightclub and ends on Armand running about trying to keep everything under control.
2nd Oct '16 12:49:45 PM NWolfman
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* OutWithABang: Senator Jackson died while having sex with a prostitute.

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* TheOnner: The opening shot, through [[VisualEffectsOfAwesome the magic of dissolves]], combines a helicopter, crane and steady-cam shot into one continuous take which begins out over the ocean, goes through the streets of Miami, through the door of the nightclub and ends on Armand running about trying to keep everything under control.
* OutWithABang: Senator Jackson died while having sex with a prostitute. [[RefugeInAudacity Who was underage.]] [[ArsonMuderAndJaywalking And Black.]]
2nd Oct '16 12:45:06 PM NWolfman
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* KarmaHoudini: In [[NeedsMoreGay Rantasmo]]'s review, he acknowledges that we never really see whether or not the Keeleys learn any sort of lesson about acceptance. They show up at Val and Barbra's wedding, but is it sincerely or begrudgingly? Val, meanwhile, puts his fathers through hell by appealing to homophobic conservatives for the sake of his own happiness, but he at least owns up to his mistake and has [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone an unspoken epiphany]] when he pulls off Albert's wig and saying "This is my mother."
2nd Oct '16 12:37:45 PM NWolfman
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* ButNotTooGay: Yes, even in a movie filled with more limp-wristed queens, beefcakes in thongs and transvestites than one can shake a phallus at, the most romantic thing our two male leads ever do is hold hands. Though to be fair, the only kiss ever seen in the movie as a whole is Val and Barbara's AlmostKiss during their wedding.
** Barely subverted when Armand and Albert share a small peck kiss during breakfast in one scene.

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* ButNotTooGay: Yes, even in a movie filled with more limp-wristed queens, beefcakes in thongs and transvestites than one can shake a phallus at, the most romantic thing our two male leads ever do is hold hands. share a small peck kiss during breakfast. Though to be fair, the only other kiss ever seen in the movie as a whole is Val and Barbara's AlmostKiss during their wedding.
** Barely subverted when Armand and Albert share a small peck kiss during breakfast in one scene.
wedding.
24th Aug '16 3:09:28 AM 06tele
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* LethalChef: Agador is not a chef but must pretend to be one. His concoction could be only called "Sweet and Sour Peasant soup" if you define "soup" as "some barely edible liquid you eat in a bowl". No-one was interested in seconds. A deleted scene shows that Katherine actually loved the stuff, instantly making her Agador's favorite person in the world.

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* LethalChef: Agador is not a chef but must pretend to be one. His concoction of tomatoes, shrimps and eggs could be only called "Sweet and Sour Peasant soup" Soup" if you define "soup" as "some barely edible liquid you eat in a bowl". No-one was interested in seconds. A deleted scene shows that Katherine actually loved the stuff, instantly making her Agador's favorite person in the world.


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** Armand says of Drag!Albert-as-Val's-Mom that "She's travelled around the world but deep down she's still a girl from Grover's Corners," a reference to the titular town of Creator/ThorntonWilder's 1938 play ''Theatre/OurTown'', which Senator Keeley clearly regards as a beloved classic.[[note]]You do wonder if Senator Keeley is aware that Thornton Wilder was gay.[[/note]]
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